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Everytown staffer running for Assembly

Found this useful nugget of information at the Columbia Daily Spectator:

“The Columbia University Democrats hosted a New York State Assembly District 69 candidate forum on Wednesday, allowing candidates in the competitive race to share their platform with students and Columbia community members … [Melissa Rosenberg] said her platform draws upon her background as a policy analyst with the Supportive Housing Network of New York and nationwide gun violence prevention with Everytown for Gun Safety. For Rosenberg, these crises will not disappear or be remedied with incremental changes. “I think we need to see more bold changes,” Rosenberg said. “And I’d be one to advocate for that wholeheartedly.” …”

Victory in this race shall be defined as Rosenberg losing.  Any of the other candidates winning is better than her.

We can narrow it down a bit more, though:

“… [Micah Lasher], who grew up on the Upper West Side and previously served as the Director of Policy for the State of New York under Gov. Kathy Hochul, highlighted his efforts to enact gun safety laws following mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde …”

A big victory shall be defined as both Rosenberg and Lasher losing.

This is no way should be construed to mean that either of the other declared candidates are much better on gun rights. However, these two bigots have expended much personal effort to deny citizens their rights and need to lose.

2A advocates should not sit out this race which will effectively be decided in the June Democrat primary.

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Bowman v. Latimer

City & State has a good story, “Who’s endorsing Jamaal Bowman and George Latimer?

CD-16 has a heavy Democrat enrollment advantage and the winner of the party primary will likely walk through the general election.

Just because both Bowman and Latimer stink on 2A does not mean there isn’t opportunity to influence the election and make our voices heard.

These are the choices:

  • Support Latimer. If he wins he has to give up the Westchester County Executive seat giving us a roll of the dice on the open seat.
  • Support Bowman. Make an example out of Latimer for bringing up gun control before an election.

I believe the former is the better course of action, but I could get behind the later.

Sitting at home and doing nothing is not an option. If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice.

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Pilip soft on gun rights

Tom Suozzi has been touting his antigun credentials in his bid to return to office in this week’s special election.

Mazi Pilip doesn’t appear much better:

“… On Thursday, Suozzi sought to put the focus of the campaign on gun safety, an issue that has come up repeatedly in candidate interviews. He cast Pilip’s stated support for a machine gun ban as an attempt to hoodwink Long Island and Queens voters into thinking she supports a revival of the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 … “Mazi is a firm believer in the right to bear arms,” said the statement. “She believes law-abiding citizens should have a route to have access to guns, but not automatic assault weapons.” …”

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“… Democrats are attempting to flip the seat after disgraced Republican George Santos was expelled last year. The suburban district is seen as a bellwether for what’s to come in November. Suozzi said he’s “more conservative than 90% of the Democrats,” while Pilip, a registered Democrat who is running as a Republican, appeared to adopt Democratic talking points on abortion and guns …”